Ukraine prime minister meets with President Obama

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  A big meeting at the White House.

The visit comes ahead of some big decisions in Crimea, whether or not to leave Ukraine and become part of Russia.

President Obama acknowledged Prime Minister Yatsensyuk’s tremendous courage standing strong with non-violent principles over the last several months.

Wednesday’s meeting was also a financial plea for help.

Ukraine is quickly running out of money, the treasury has less than $500,000 dollars and the government says it needs $4 billion just to stay afloat.

Ukraine’s prime minister said he appreciated the support of the United States.

He told President Obama that Ukraine “will never surrender.”

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